Family Medicine Residency Associate Program Director

Opportunity Criteria

ProfessionPhysician (MD,DO, Resident)
SpecialtyAcademic : Associate Program Director , Family Medicine : Academic, Family Medicine : Program Director
Loan RepaymentNo
Salary RangeNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedSign-on, Relocation

Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona - East Valley is in the process of starting a new Family Medicine Residency Program and is looking for an innovative and energetic Associate Program Director to help create a top-notch residency in one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States. The Family Medicine Residency Associate Program Director (APD) will help coordinate curriculum development and evaluation, resident evaluation and remediation processes, residency recruitment, grant development, resident scholarly activities, and residency budget and policy development.  The APD position is designated for 40% time dedicated to these administrative duties assisting the Program Director, while spending 60% time in clinical activities related to teaching and the practice of medicine. 

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • With the Program Director, the APD will have oversight of all curricular areas including developing innovative curriculum.
  • Develops and oversees policies and procedures for the residency and collaborates with the residency program director and the residency program coordinator to ensure compliance with Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, ACGME, and ABFM requirements. 
  • Oversees resident evaluation processes as the head of the Clinical Competency Committee, and works with the PD to determine strategies for helping residents who are experiencing difficulties and when appropriate, assist in developing remediation plans. 
  • Assists the program coordinator and/or the FM Chief Resident to prepare resident rotation schedules including helping negotiate with other residency programs and practice sites. 
  • Identify and collaborate with program leadership on grant proposals appropriate to the maintenance and improvement of the residency program. 
  • In concert with the PD and program coordinator, plan and assist with the residency applicant recruitment process.
  • Assist the program director in developing the residency program operating budget and monitoring the financial operations of the residency. 
  • With the Program Director, coordinates the faculty development program. Participate in the education and training of residents in areas of expertise. 
  • General oversight of scholarly and quality improvement projects of the residents.
  • Participates in education research and demonstration projects within the FM residency program.
  • Osteopathic APD candidate(s) will also serve as Director of Osteopathic track with oversight of our Osteopathic recognition, and OMT training and clinic. 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Practicing ambulatory FM physician with an interest in academic medicine looking toward future leadership. (Will consider new fellowship grad or chief resident)
  • Enjoys a mix of Administration/Clinical/Teaching
  • MD or DO Degree and Active ABFM or ABOFP Certification
  • Completion of an ACGME or AOA accredited FM residency
  • A passion for providing clinically excellent care 
  • Must have or be eligible for Arizona State medical licensure
  • Ability to achieve full and unrestricted hospital/surgical privileges at Dignity Health Arizona hospitals

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Pay plus Sign-on Bonus
  • Excellent Benefits Package 
  • Relocation
  • CME Benefits
  • Fully Funded Pension in addition to 403b

CommonSpirit Health is a national, faith-based healthcare organization operating in 21 states. The Arizona Division, branded as Dignity Health, serves the Phoenix metropolitan area with 6 acute care hospitals and 10,000+ employees. Longstanding graduate medical programs have existed in the central Phoenix location at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center. Given the population growth and expansion of clinical services in the Phoenix ‘East Valley’ communities of Chandler and Gilbert, multiple new GME programs are under construction for launch in 2023.

With its attractive climate of 300+ days of sunshine, the East Valley is home to 1.5M residents and is projected to grow to 1.8M over the next 10 years. The region is one of the fastest-growing areas in America largely due to its affordable cost of living, safe neighborhoods, excellent educational opportunities, world-class healthcare delivery systems, and its wide array of outdoor and cultural attractions. With its low cost of doing business, it is a prime location for global companies looking to relocate and expand creating a multitude of job opportunities, including Intel, Boeing, and Avnet, as well as by entrepreneurs and new enterprises. Attracting younger families with median ages in the 30s, the East Valley offers a broad scope of training opportunities in all areas of Family Medicine. 

Community Description

Located in Metropolitan Phoenix, Chandler embodies an active lifestyle with easy access to outdoor recreation with endless family fun, award-winning events, world-class golf facilities, and a vibrant downtown. Chandler visitors will enjoy the diverse community with its fabulous restaurants of every cuisine, premier shopping, arts and culture, and a wide range of things to do all year-round. Chandler is Arizona's fourth largest city with a population of 281,996 (March 1, 2022) citizens and continues to be one of Arizona's fastest-growing communities. The things that make Chandler a great place to visit, make it an even better place to live.

Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, in the southeast metropolitan valley. The city was selected as #6 in the nation by Livability in 2021 for best cities for families and #29 nationwide for best places to live in the country:

Chandler, AZ is living in the future. This fast-growing tech hub is known as the “Community of Innovation” thanks to the exciting research and development that’s happening to make self-driving cars a reality and the companies that are pioneering space technology. The revitalized “hip-storic” downtown is bustling with boutiques, restaurants, and breweries. Also, the city has delightfully zany traditions like a Christmas tree made out of tumbleweed and an annual Ostrich Festival. 

Contact Information

Dignity Health Physician Recruitment

Phone: 888.599.7787

Email: Click Here to Email

Facility & Address

  • Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona - East Valley
  • Chandler AZ 85224


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